Daily Archives: January 14, 2016

Indiana: State Testing is a Complete Mess–and Worthless, Too

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Parents and teachers have been complaining about Indiana’s state testing, called ISTEP. But now David Rutter chimes in to support them in a scathing column printed in the Chicago Tribune. The state tests are…

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Amy Moore: Why Won’t Iowa Fund Its Public Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Amy Moore teaches fifth grade in Newton, Iowa, and writes often for the Des Moines Register. In this article, she chastises Governor Terry Branstad for promising to make education his top priority, then…

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F is for Friedrichs… and Freeloader: A Supreme Court Nightmare

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Say you’re on an airplane flying high over the Rockies. The plane is going down. You need a parachute. Luckily, before you took off, all the passengers got together and pooled their money to buy them.…

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When Leonie Haimson FOILed John King–and Got No Answer–Then Found Out the Truth about inBloom

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As readers of this blog know, Leonie Haimson is an intrepid activist. Apparently, she neither slumbers nor sleeps (if there is in fact a difference between slumbering and sleeping) when the rights of…

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Shocker: Los Angeles School Board Votes 7-0 for Resolution Opposing Eli Broad Takeover

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Will wonders never cease! ? The LAUSD school board voted 7-0 for a resolution that rebuffs Eli Broad’s plan to take control of half the students in the district and enroll them in…

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Michigan: Governor Snyder Activates National Guard to Deal with Flint Water Crisis

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder activated the National Guard to help the people of Flint, whose water was poisoned by lead contamination from the Flint River. The governor’s emergency manager Darnell Earley made a…

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LAUSD: Michelle King is the Right Leader for Our Kids

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The blogger known as the Red Queen in LA breathed a sign of relief and expressed joy: The LAUSD board chose a knowledgeable insider instead of a flashy outsider. Michelle King was the…

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U.S. News & World Report ranks FHSU online education among best in nation

01/12/16 kb HAYS, Kan. — For a fifth consecutive year, Fort Hays State University has placed programs in the top echelon of U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of online education. That would be all five years that U.S. … Continue reading

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